BASC and Richard Benyon, MP for Newbury, objected to the proposals and worked with the SHA, which has some 35,000 homes in the south and south-west of England, to find a better policy.

The new proposals will allow tenants to keep firearms in secure storage.

BASC’s director of firearms, Bill Harriman, said: “We are delighted that the SHA has revised its policy.”

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Sovereign Housing Association tenants can now keep guns